Once is Enough

Kirkwood

Lake Tahoe

Extremely narrow and steep chute that usually requires a straightline

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
115 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
70 m
Low Point
2.8 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
41˚
Once is Enough Map

An extremely narrow and steep line of the top of the ridge. Usually it is straightlined and you can decide whether to shed speed to the left or right. Best is to go after new snow. CAUTION – some early season boulders persist in the runout.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, November, December

Features

  • Cliffs

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